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13 signs you're smarter than you realize

Psychology

French language watchdogs say 'non' to gender-neutral style

The Académie Française, France’s ultimate authority on the language, sparks national row after describing inclusive writing as an ‘aberration’<p>The Académie Française, France’s ultimate authority on the French language, is under fierce attack for describing gender-neutral text as an “aberration” that …

Language

Google almost included a pair of Pixel Bud-like earbuds in the Pixel 2’s box

When you buy a top-tier smartphone, you expect to see a few things in the box: the phone (duh), a charging cable, a SIM card removal tool, a headphone jack adapter if the device doesn’t have a headphone port, as well as a pair of earbuds. That last accessory isn’t a must, but it’s definitely a nice …

An Apple engineer showed his daughter the new iPhone X. Now, she says, he’s fired.

Apple sees all.<p>The famously secretive iPhone maker has zero — and we mean <i>zero</i> — patience with product leaks.<p>Take it from Brooke Amelia Peterson.<p>“At the end of the day, when you work for Apple it doesn’t matter how good of a person you are,” the teenager said in a YouTube video Saturday. “If you …

Silicon Valley

‘Amazon Stadium’ is the latest bait being dangled in front of Jeff Bezos

A Chicago developer is promising a sports complex if the company decides to put its HQ2 in the Windy City.<p>The bidding war over which city will be the location of Amazon’s next headquarters continues.<p>As reported in the Chicago Tribune, Sterling Bay Developers in Chicago have drawn up plans for an …

Amazon HQ2

Confusion coming with California's legal marijuana

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ready or not, California kicks off recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1. And, mostly, it's not.<p>Los Angeles and San Francisco are among many cities still struggling to fashion local rules for pot shops and growers. Without the regulations, there could be limited options in many …

Cannabis

China's big four banks a good bet after 19th Party Congress

Uwe Parpart, chief strategist, Capital Link International, said the 19th Party Congress provides good assurance on China's ability to deleverage debt …

China

Infertility in women could be sign of increased cancer risk, study finds

Failure to have a baby could be a sign of fundamental ill health in women and indicate a greater risk of early death, according to a major new study.<p>In the first analysis of its kind, researchers discovered infertile women have a 10 per cent higher chance of dying prematurely than those able to …

Poor people are running out of places to live

The rental crisis has grown so severe that some states have virtually no affordable apartments available for the lowest-income families, according to a new report from Freddie Mac, which finances loans for apartment buildings.<p>The report focuses on very low-income households, defined as those that …

Housing

Chinese President Xi Jinping Gets Set to Amass Even More Power at the 19th Communist Party Congress

(BEIJING) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to amass even greater power at a Communist Party Congress this week, promoting close allies, having …

China

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Bullied Friend Into Suicide Attempt, Lawsuit Says

Blac Chyna’s former friend says that the former couple executed “a campaign of cyberbullying” against him<p>Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna have been …

Sex robot creator claims 'five minute orgasms' with his lifelike android has 'improved his marriage'

The creator of an artificial intelligence sex doll claims having regular orgasms with his creation has spiced up his marriage.<p>Dr Sergi Santos is one …

A 4-Year-Old Boy Has Inspired a Crazy New Organ Donation System, And It's Already Saving Lives

Almost 70 people are alive because of the new system.<p>When retired judge Howard Broadman realised his four-year-old grandson would one day need a …

Medicine

Trump responds to NFL protests: 'Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump responded to protests across the National Football League on Sunday over his remarks about players taking a knee during the national anthem, expressing approval for those who locked arms, but not those who knelt.<p>"Great solidarity for our National Anthem and …

U.S. services sector growth accelerates; trade deficit edges up | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. services sector activity accelerated in August amid strong gains in new orders and employment, suggesting that a slowdown in job growth last month was probably temporary.<p>FILE PHOTO: A stack of shipping containers are pictured in the Port of Miami in Miami, Florida, U.S., …

Economy

Bitcoin's Future in Question

The news story of the day yesterday may have been that several international banks were teaming up to join a project created by UBS Group AG (UBS) to …

Credit Suisse

Spit-powered battery requires just a drop of saliva

In the quest to create technology that can power our lives even in the most remote of locations, we've seen some interesting ideas. Urine, tofu …

Clean Energy

'The Conversations Took Place.' White House Denies President Trump Lied About Boy Scouts Call

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that two phone calls that President Donald Trump publicly mentioned — but were …

Donald Trump

The last 4 paragraphs of Trump’s signing statement on Russia are an F-you to Congress

Facing overwhelming opposition from Congress, President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to impose strict new sanctions against Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election.<p>Trump made clear he wasn’t doing so willingly.<p>One reason he gave for believing the bill he just signed is …

Donald Trump

Microsoft has an ambitious new plan to get you a new Surface every 18 months

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a new Surface Plus program for regular users and businesses, which will let you upgrade your Surface computer every …

Black Police Officers’ Group: Sessions Understood Trump’s Comments Weren’t Helpful

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives met privately on Tuesday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, days after President Trump told police officers to not be “so nice” when dealing with suspects.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged in a private meeting that President …

Donald Trump

Video Shows Airport Attendant Punching Passenger Holding a Child

Cellphone cameras recorded the exact moment on Saturday when passengers of easyJet Flight 2122 lost what was left of their patience. It was 10:17 p.m. in Terminal 2 of the Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport in southern France.<p>In an instant, the stressed-out travelers seemed to embody the …

Aviation

Family says they were booted from a flight after their toddler kicked a passenger’s seat

A New York family says they were booted from a JetBlue Airlines flight without any explanation last month after their toddler began kicking a passenger’s seat in front of them.<p>But the airline said the situation June 21 at Fort Lauderdale — Hollywood International Airport had turned into “a verbal …

Flying

Tour de France 2017: Polish rider Paweł Poljański reveals effects of grueling race

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you were in any doubt as to just how grueling the Tour de France really is, then look no further than Paweł Poljański's legs.<p>The Polish cyclist, riding for German team Bora--Hansgrohe, posted a photo on social media after stage 16 to give fans an idea of the effect cycling's most …

Road Cycling

This Guy Will Give You His First-Class Seat If You Spot Him On Your Flight

If flying business class at least once in your life is high on your bucket list, there’s one thing you can do to secure your bargain ticket; memorize …

Travel Deals

True Religion Has Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

‘Premium denim’ retailer True Religion Apparel said Wednesday it filed for bankruptcy protection and signed a restructuring agreement with a majority …

Religion

Suspect in student's kidnapping linked to abduction fantasy web page, FBI says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before Brendt Christensen allegedly kidnapped Yingying Zhang, he may have visited an online forum called "Abduction 101," with threads called "Perfect abduction fantasy" and "planning a kidnapping," an FBI agent said.<p>But that's not the only reason police are accusing him of abducting the …

Crime

Website in Illinois kidnap case still advises on abductions

CHICAGO (AP) — A website that hosted an "Abduction 101" forum linked to a 28-year-old suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois bills itself as the most popular sexual fetish networking site on the internet — and it has faced pressure in recent months to be …

Latin America